Based near Southend on Sea in Essex, the Leigh Orpheus is a friendly choir, aiming to bring the joy of singing as a performer to men in the area and to bring the joy of listening to as many people as possible. The choir has a wide-ranging repertoire from 16th century madrigals, through traditional male voice choir pieces, to songs from the shows and modern classics.
The Chapel-en-le-Frith Choir was formed in 1918 by servicemen recently returned from the Great War and was based at Town End Methodist Church. They have performed without break for the past 90 years. Members are drawn not only from the High Peak but for many miles around.
The object of the choir is to enjoy a varied repertoire of music, to give charitable performances in the area and to foster the fellowship of singing.
The choir has performed over a wide area, from the Royal Albert Hall, London, to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Sheffield Arena and most churches and halls for many miles around.